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Episode 3

Chamber music by Nadia Boulanger, Debussy, Provenzale and Part performed by mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. Presented by Hannah French.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts - presented by Hannah French - come from The Frick Collection art museum in New York, where an annual series of chamber music recitals has been held for the past 78 years in its splendid music room.

In today's programme, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Lonquich perform Debussy's Cello Sonata and Three Pieces by Nadia Boulanger, there are songs & scenas by Michel Lambert, Francesco Provenzale and Arvo Part from mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter with lutenist Thomas Dunford and keyboard player Jonathan Cohen.

Throughout the week, Hannah is at the Frick Collection, and talks to Chief Curator Xavier Salomon about some of the paintings currently on display in the gallery, including Edgar Degas' "The Rehearsal".

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Nadia Boulanger

    3 Pieces for cello and piano

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Alexander Lonquich.
  • François Couperin

    Les Baricades misterieuses

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Michel Lambert

    Ma bergere est tendre et fidele

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Francesco Provenzale

    Squarciato appena havei

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Arvo Pärt

    My heart's in the Highlands

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Alexander Lonquich.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Joyeuse marche

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Orchestra: François‐Xavier Roth.

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